Flexible ETFE foil for pavilions of all kinds
Pavilion de l'Arsenal in Paris organized an exhibition about the
development of the public spaces is Paris. Attention was paid to
the past, the present and the future. One part of this exhibition
is a double wall structure from ETFE foil. Buitink Technology
developed, realized and assembled this construction on behalf of
Pavillon de l'Arsenal.
On the outside of the structure full color pictures referring to
the evolution of public spaces in Paris are printed. The
construction consists in a special designed aluminum framework. On
top two layers of ETFE foil are attached (double wall). The inner
layer is transparent and the outer layer (with its pictures) is an
ETFE foil, slightly translucent, diffusing slightly the ambient
Inflatable cushions are placed between the two external ETFE
foils, provided with pictures as well. Those cushions are
automatically inflated and deflated with a few minutes interval.
When inflated the pictures are visible from the outside (the
pictures are pressed against the diffusive foil). When the cushions
are deflated the pictures vanish until they are only visible as a
shadow. In this way the different pictures are being presented to
the visitors in an active way.
Why ETFE foil
In this project ETFE foil was chosen due to the possibilities of
the material to provide transparent as well as slightly diffusive
surfaces, its fire retardant properties and the possibility to
provide the foil with prints.
Furthermore the structure is a square of about 8 x 8 m, and 7
meter high. The ETFE foil must be able to resist to quite strong
forces without deformation during the whole exhibition time.
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needs. We are particularly expert in the area of ETFE foils. If you
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